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Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

July 18, 2014
By ClaraJoy GOLD, Arlington, Virginia
ClaraJoy GOLD, Arlington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes I freeze...until the light comes
Sometimes I fly...into the night
Sometimes I fight...against the darkness
Sometimes I'm wrong...sometimes I'm right."
-Geddy Lee sang it, Neil Peart wrote it.

It seems fitting
That I should be the first person in the world
To live forever
Seeing as how I'm already tired of living.
The fact that life ends is the only thing that gives it meaning.
One day is endless.
An infinity of them is a sea of tears.
I don't know what I want to happen
I don't want to be reborn, and in being reborn, forget.
I don't want to be given second life
Because I fear eternity almost as much as not being wanted at all.
And if I don't want heaven,
I definitely don't want hell.
And as horrifying as all these are,
I still do not want to sleep,
And I do not want to be erased forever.
Perhaps I want not to be born,
But it's a bit late for that, don't you think?
After all,
Human beings are born to trouble and die,
And I am no exception.

The author's comments:
I've always been terrified of the concept of forever. I imagine a circle, going around and around...and I freeze, too scared to cry, like my brain is having a seizure. I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of living.

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